FOOD IN JAPAN
In Japan a traveler will never have any problems with eating – the number of different restaurants and eateries in the country just enormous. In most of the cities are available in not only traditional Japanese food but also various types of international cuisine (from French and Italian to Indian and Mexican). The Japanese almost never invite guests to their homes, preferring to communicate or to solve business issues in restaurants and cafes.
At lunch time in Japanese restaurants offer set meals, i.e. a fixed set of dishes, usually consisting of meat or fish, bowls of soup, pickles and rice. The cost of this lunch is about 1000 yen (360 rubles). The names of the dishes on the menu, normally listed only in Japanese, but if necessary, the waiter will help you with the selection and tell what is what.
Average account size in inexpensive Japanese cafe is from 800 to 1200 yen (290-430 rubles) per person; good lunch or dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant will cost around ¥ 4,000 (1,440 rubles). A Cup of coffee at a decent cafe costs 300-400 yen.
Usually after meals give a check, which you need to pay at the counter at the exit café.
The fast food industry in Japan presents restaurants of various networks, both local and international ( McDonald’s . Wendy . Kentucky Fried Chicken, Continue reading
For three millennia (from the end of the 4th Millennium BC) in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates (Mesopotamia), as well as in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean sea and the mountainous areas of the Central part of Asia Minor arose the centers of ancient culture – the early slaveholding States: Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Syro-Phoenicia, Assyria, the Hittite States, Urartu, and others.
West Asia can be called a kind of cradle of world civilization. Diverse peoples living in these States, as in contact with the Asian mainland and South East Asia, and Cretan-Mycenaean world.
In the art of southwest Asia have developed the same kinds of art, and in Egypt: monumental architecture, round sculpture, relief, small plastic, jewelry art. But the unique environmental conditions determine whether features of the architecture of Mesopotamia: the erection of buildings on elevated locations, use of less durable material – mud brick, simple cubic volumes, etc., the Underdevelopment of the mortuary cult in Mesopotamia led to the lack of monumental sculpture. However, statues of deities and rulers significant. In the reliefs of Mesopotamia born topics related to victorious wars, acts of rulers. Continue reading
Central Asia will explode after the death of Karimov
Candidate of historical Sciences, expert in Turkic Philology, political consultant Askar Kurmangaliyev about the difficult times for the Asian republics of the CIS.
In modern Central Asia there are three interesting problems. First – political. All Asian Republic, but one steadily followed the path of authoritarianism. They ruled unchallenged leaders – “fathers”, some of which get titles like “Albany”. This complies with the Asian mentality, but it leads to concentration of power and responsibility within a clan, who together with the country is held hostage to the fate of one person.
While in Kazakhstan Nazarbayev and Karimov in Uzbekistan, it seems that everything is in order. By the way, in Uzbekistan, many citizens think that Karimov had died, and in the procession carry the stands and the festive show of his twin. This fact well illustrates the importance of leader figures for people’s psychology. This figure eventually acquires superstition.
The only country that pretends to a democratic path of development in the region – this revolutionary Kyrgyzstan, where two presidents in their seats do not stay, and now completely limited to a parliamentary form of government. This, on the one hand, the danger for Kyrgyzstan. On the other hand, the Republic may need such independent experience in troubled times. Continue reading